On This Day

June 2005 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jun 13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Album Release

Jun 21 Billy Corgan releases "TheFutureEmbrace", his first solo album

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • Jun 24 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The White Stripes, and Coldplay headline; other performers include The Kaiser Chiefs, Taj Mahal, Brian Wilson, Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, and Primal Scream
  • Jun 27 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Weddings in Music

  • Jun 1 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • Jun 11 "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California; divorce in 2018
  • Jun 16 "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • Jun 25 British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria

Deaths in Music

Anne Bancroft

Jun 6 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American stage and screen Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning actress (The Graduate; The Miracle Worker), director, and screenwriter, dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • Jun 11 Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jun 13 David Diamond, American composer (Paderewski Prize-1943), dies at 89
  • Jun 14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, dies at 91
  • Jun 17 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train"), dies of complications from esophageal cancer at 41
  • Jun 17 Ronald Winans, American gospel singer (Winans), dies at 48
  • Jun 17 Henryk Majewski, Polish big band jazz trumpeter (Old Timers), dies at 69
  • Jun 27 Frank Harte, traditional Irish singer and song collector